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2009 Triumph Rocket III
2009 Triumph Rocket III

2009 Triumph Rocket III
2009 Triumph Rocket III

2009 Triumph Rocket III
2009 Triumph Rocket III

– 2009 Triumph Rocket III

2009 Triumph Rocket III

Words will never do justice to the Rocket III. It’s a design and engineering masterpiece that really has to be ridden to be appreciated.

The awe inspiring 2300cc triple cylinder power plant delivers arm wrenching torque via shaft drive for amazing acceleration and controllable power off the line and through the gears. It’s the world’s largest production motorcycle, but the real surprise is that it handles like a bike half its size thanks to the design intent from day one. Performance, handling and usability will always be at the heart of all our motorcycles and the legendary Rocket III proves it.

It’s a real rider’s bike with unique and original custom styling. Think of it as a Streetfighter on steroids. Its sports bike derived brakes include twin front discs with Nissin 4 piston floating callipers, a Brembo rear calliper and braided hoses all round.

A massive 240mm rear tyre and long chromed, triple exhaust pipes add to its presence and confirm that this incredible motorcycle has the performance to match its muscular looks.


Features & Benefits

Engine

The incredible 2.3 litre, in-line, water cooled, triple cylinder engine means that even two-up the Rocket III accelerates incredibly hard without obvious effort.

But despite its size, the engine is incredibly smooth as the balance, input and rear drive shaft contra-rotate against the crankshaft, which makes for minimal torque reaction.


Transmission

Shaft drive is ideally suited to dealing with such a strong production engine and gives the added benefit of being highly durable and virtually maintenance free.


Brakes

The Rocket III’s front brakes – twin four-piston calipers mated with 320mm floating discs – are built to sports bike specification and provide awesome stopping power. The rear brake, developed especially by Brembo, is a single twin piston caliper and 316mm disc.


Fuelling

Twin butterfly valves for each throttle body are used to give precise control over the engine and this set-up allows the ECU to vary the mixture flow and ignition map dependent on gear selected and road speed. The torque curve is thus tailored specifically for each gear ratio. And the result is impressive – over 90% of the engine’s prodigious torque output is available at just 2000rpm, giving incredible levels of flexibility and making the five-speed gearbox almost redundant.


Suspension

The Rocket III’s chassis is something quite special and centers on a large tubular steel twin-spine frame, which houses the motor, while 43mm upside down forks and spring preload adjustable twin rear shocks, built specifically for the Rocket III, add control, composure and supple compliance.

 

 

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III) – USA Specifications
MSRP $15,399

Engine

Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity
2294cc
Bore/Stroke
101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio
8.7:1
Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Transmission

Final Drive
Shaft
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
5-speed

Cycle Parts

Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheel
Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel
Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tyre
150/80 R 17
Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16
Front Suspension
43mm upside down forks
Rear Suspension
Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Dimensions

Length
98.4in
Width (Handlebars)
38.2in
Height
45.9in
Seat Height
29.1in
Wheelbase
66.7in
Rake/Trail
32 degree/148mm
Weight (Dry)
704lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
6.3 gal

Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)

Maximum Power
140bhp at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
147ft.lbt at 2,500 rpm

Colours

 

Claret, Phantom Black

Price

 
$15,399


 

2009 Triumph Rocket III – Canada Specifications
MSRP C$16,899

Engine
Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity
2,294cc
Bore/Stroke
101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, twin butterflies, progressive linkage on primary butterflies
Transmission
Final Drive
Shaft
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
5-speed

Cycle Parts
Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tyre
150/80 R 17
Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16
Front Suspension
43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm wheel travel
Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4 piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper


Dimensions
Length
2,500mm (98.4in)
Width (Handlebars)
970mm (38.2in)
Height
1,165mm (45.9in)
Seat Height
740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase
1,695mm (66.7in)
Rake/Trail
32 degree/148mm
Weight (Dry)
320kg (704lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity
24 liters (5.3 gal)
Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power
142PS / 140bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
200Nm / 147ft.lbf @ 2,500 rpm

Colours

Claret, Phantom Black

Price

$16,899


 

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